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Rav Avigdor Miller on Forcing The Willing

Q:In this week’s parsha the Am Yisroel said “Naaseh v’nishma,” so it seems like they accepted the Torah willingly. So how do we understand the medrash that says Hashem held Har Sinai over the Jews like a barrel and threatened to drop it on them if they wouldn’t accept the Torah?

Rav Avigdor Miller on The Greatest Day In History 

Q:In your opinion, what was the greatest event in all of history? 

Rav Avigdor Miller on A Forced Acceptance

Q:You said before that the Am Yisroel’s greatness is that they accepted the Torah. But don’t we know that it was only because Hashem held the mountain over them and forced them into it. So what’s so great about that?